2005 - Research

A Healthy Reduction in Oil Consumption and Carbon Emissions

Adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyles by substituting walking or biking for short trips currently taken by car could simultaneously improve health and reduce oil consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

  • Substitution of cycling for driving for short trips has the potential to reduce gasoline demand up to nearly 34.9% of current domestic oil consumption.

Higgins, Paul A.T. and Higgins, Millicent. “A Healthy Reduction in Oil Consumption and Carbon Emissions.” Energy Policy. 33 (2005): 1-4.